I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)
My profession provides me the ability to investigate cases all over the world which helps to benefit society. During my 22 years as an investigator I was fortunate enough to meet law enforcement personnel from many different statesand countries. I have built relationships with these individuals which has helped me become a successful agent.
I continue to enjoy my job as a Special Agent and would recommend the position to anyone interested in a career in Federal Law Enforcement. The only negative aspect to the job, is that DEA needs to provide more training opportunities.
Advice to Management
As stated above regarding training, I would recommend that opportunities, such as foreign language skills be provided to domestic based agents.
I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at DEA.
usajobs, interview, background check
no negotiation, flat GS pay scale